Simulation by means finite elements of a preventive anti-icing system for wind turbine blades

P. Muñoz Velasco; L. Muñoz Velasco; M.P. Morales Ortíz; M.A. Mendivil Giró; M.C. Juárez; J.A. Ruiz

Keywords: wind turbines, anti-icing, ANSYS, de-icing


This paper describes the results of a research project undertaken under a research contract with the company DERSA, entitled “Development of a blade anti-icing system for conventional wind turbine models applicable to operational installations”. The goal of the project was developing and analyzing a system which must prevent the build-up of ice on the outer surface of buildings and must be able to melt it under extreme conditions. The idea is to apply the system to existing wind turbines, so the project starts with numerous conditioning factors and limitations. The chosen system operation has been analyzed using the ANSYS computer application.

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Título de la Revista: Journal of Engineering Studies and Research
Volumen: 20
Número: 2
Editorial: Alma Mater Publishing House
Fecha de publicación: 2014
Página de inicio: 46
Página final: 54
Idioma: English
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